Stephanie Harrington


B.J. (Carleton), M.C.I. (Queensland),
M.F.A. (UVic)


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Creative nonfiction.


Stephanie Harrington has worked as a print journalist, editor and communications professional in Australia, Hong Kong and Canada since graduating from Carleton University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Journalism and English. Her journalism and travel writing has been published in The Australian, South China Morning Post, The West Australian, The Cairns Post, The Courier Mail, The Hamilton Spectator and NOW Toronto. As a young reporter hired at the Brantford Expositor, she covered local council, the arts, police, court and education, and wrote a travel column while backpacking through West Africa in 2004. Her news feature writing was shortlisted for an Ontario Newspaper Award, and in 2010 she earned a Queensland Multimedia Award for her coverage of a soldier’s death in Afghanistan. She has edited small magazines, managed the University of Victoria fine arts review site, The Coastal Spectator, and produced podcasts for The Malahat Review and Victoria Writers Festival. Her work as a media relations officer and communications professional has spanned Australia and Canada, and has included roles in higher education and government. During a Master of Creative Industries (Interdisciplinary) degree at Queensland University of Technology, her research focused on transmedia and multiplatform storytelling. Stephanie was awarded a 2015-16 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is working on a collection of personal essays.


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